Memorial Day-Weekend Gathering

Hope you’re getting ready for a long weekend and the official begining of summer!  If you or your friends are hosting a cookout, here are some fun ideas to get you started.
If you are the host you’ll need some cute styling ideas, right?!  Above, are some easy and inexpensive suggestions using wrapped vases, colorful flowers, and table cloth painted with flag stripes.  Keep the drinks icy cold and easy to grab, in a pretty garden urn.
Embelish other necessities with crafty pinwheels, flags, or umbrellas.
Need a delicious side dish to bring to a pot luck?  Try one of these easy recipes for potato or pasta salad, from Kraft.
Nothing better than a sweet treat that is light, and pretty too.  Here, 2 ideas for strawberries, and of course, everyone’s favorite cupcake!  Have fun celebrating Memorial Day!
Napkins, burger, drink (all from Martha
Strawberries, cupcakes, dipped strawberries via GordonGossip
I had to add this great FREEBIE from Posh Pixels!  You can print out these adorable food flags to use this weekend.
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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Kim @ Frost Me! says:

    yum! I can't wait to BBQ!

    Kim @
    party inspiration

  2. The Tablescaper says:

    Looks very festive! Have a great weekend.

    – The Tablescaper

  3. Susan Crabtree says:

    love the red white & blue strawberries!

  4. Jen @ says:

    I just made a really yummy dip for strawberries…think I'm gonna use it to make the red, white, and blue strawberries. Thanks for the idea! :)

  5. Your post made me wish I was hosting a party this weekend! Maybe the 4th of July! So fun! Love the red white and blue strawberries and the garden urn with the bottles of red drinks. :)

  6. what fun pics! I love that buffet table.

  7. Pam @ PartyStart.Me says:

    ooh everything looks delish!

  8. OK Red, White and Cute is SO true. Love it all, now I am rethinking what I am serving this weekend. Those dipped strawberries are great :)

  9. Kristy - Posh Pixels Design Studio says:

    Those strawberries are too perfect!

    Thanks so much for featuring my printables! *muah!*

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